Starting the New Year off on the upbeat is the impressive new mural DC artist Jay Coleman (@jayfcoleman) created in Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District. With Eubie Blake on piano and the exuberant young drummer in the foreground, one can feel the rhythm and the percussive beat emanating from this eye-catching artwork.
The delightfully delicious leprechaun by Reed Bmore has a New Year’s recommendation … stop looking; make ur rainbow!
Super-talented Megan Lewis painted an electrifying tribute to Billie Holiday, one of the murals from her #blkwomenperiod series. Megan’s artwork along with Nether’s mural of Mask made for an interesting long view of Graffiti Alley.
ROK275 and friends helped Santa bring good cheer to Baltimore. ROK and DC writers JAH ONE, Hyper Kinetic Syndrome, Toka, Sens, Romez, and Aces warmed up the holidays with sizzlin’ hot burners … or Icee Hot Stunnas to quote Hyper Kinetic Syndrome.
Some years ago Exxon may have put a tiger in your tank. This month Daver, Siek and Stab released the tiger from outta the spray can. Their color scheme, crisp lines, dimensional blends, and the tiger’s cool shades all come together for a jaw-droppin’ dope effect.
Exxon’s tiger was from the 1980’s. Well, the Mr. Natural character Krewd painted in an alcove near fresh pieces by Rei21 and Apart catapulted viewers back to the 1960’s … groovy!
Around the time of NSF’s paint jam in September, a number of writers also hit a favorite trackside spot. Charm City Streets waited for an overcast day to photograph these burners so the ambient light would make the paint colors pop.
Two of my favorite NYC artists visited Baltimore’s Graffiti Alley recently: City Kitty installed a purr-fectly good looking wheatpaste and Label 228 and there’s a new Marzipan Physics sticker. Plus, Diva Dog LA made a surprise appearance.
After months the campers finally pulled up stakes and moved on, so I was pleased to finally gain access to these still fresh pieces by This, Tenk, Seth, Tale DMS (@tragedyofthecommons) and Rowl.
In the Station North Arts District Heav and Jekl did some crazy cool work; Random reached new heights; and, a number of writers paid tribute to Snek.
West, Eny Means and Breestol Peestol added interesting new work to their Graffiti Alley portfolios.
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